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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameSecretary's Council on Public Health PreparednessAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2006Committee Number11994
Original Establishment Date11/17/1962Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date11/22/2005Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*18
Current Charter Date10/22/2003Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Executive Director
Date Of Renewal Charter10/22/2005Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr.
Projected Termination Date10/22/2005Designated Federal Officer First Name*Judy
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDepartmental DeterminationDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Blumenthal
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*42 USC 217aDesignated Federal Officer Phone* 
Effective Date Of Authority*11/17/1962Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email* 
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Council was composed of public health representatives and other appropriate constituents and provided advice to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, on a continuting basis on matters relating to the appropriate actions to prepare for, and respond to, public health emergencies, including acts of bio-terrorism. The Council did not meet this fiscal year.
How is membership balanced?*The 18 member Council, appointed by the Secretary, were selected from among the leading representatives from State and local public health agencies, other components of the public health community, academia, and other appropriate stakeholders with disciplines relevant to the activities of public health preparedness.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Council did not meet during FY05.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The expertise and experience of members of the Council could not be obtained from DHHS staff or other established sources. The membership was constituted to meet the specific requirements of the mission of the Council and the Department.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThe Secretary's Council on Public Health Preparedness did not meet in FY05 or the beginning of FY06 before it terminated on 11/22/05.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentThis committee did not meet in FY05.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe council served as an invaluable resource in the ongoing effort to strengthen the nation's response to terrorist events. The mandate of the Council was to continue to focus on identifying initiatives, providing advice, and making recommendations to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Health Preparedness in support of the Department's efforts to prepare for, protect against, and respond to acts of terrorism and other public health emergencies that affect the civilian population.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe Council advised the Secretary, DHHS, as stated in the narrative description above. These accomplishments can often take years to unfold into improved public health and safety, established governmental responses to various public health emergencies, and established comprehensive contingency plans in the event of a public health emergency.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNAAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentSection 9(b) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act states that unless otherwise specifically provided by statute or Presidential directive, advisory committees shall be utilized solely for advisory functions. Determinations of action to be taken and policy to be expressed with respect to matters upon which an advisory committee reports or makes recommendations shall be made solely by the President or an officer of the Federal Government. NIH does not currently track this information.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentSection 9(b) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act states that unless otherwise specifically provided by statute or Presidential directive, advisory committees shall be utilized solely for advisory functions. Determinations of action to be taken and policy to be expressed with respect to matters upon which an advisory committee reports or makes recommendations shall be made solely by the President or an officer of the Federal Government. NIH does not currently track this information.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentThis committee did not meet in FY05.
Agency Feedback CommentMinutes, written reports, and oral presentations.Narrative Description*Pursuant to Section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, the Secretary , Department of Health and Human Services, (Secretary) determined that a public health emergency existed as a consequence of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The Secretary's Council on Public Health Preparedness (Council) advised the Secretary on appropriate actions to respond to this public health emergency and similar emergencies. The Council advised the Secretary regarding steps that the Department of Health and Human Services can take to (1) improve the public health and health care infrastructure to better enable Federal, State, and local goverments to respond to a public health emergency and, specifically a bio-terrorism event; (2) ensure that there are comprehensive contigency plans in place at the Federal, State, and local levels to respond to a public health emergency and, specifically, a bio-terrorism event; and (3) improve public health preparedness at the Federal, State, and local levels.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

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Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-013951Secretary's Council on Public Health Preparedness2005
 COM-014449Secretary's Council on Public Health Preparedness2004
 COM-015822Secretary's Council on Public Health Preparedness2003
 COM-016441Secretary's Council on Public Health Preparedness2002